Cleaster Cotton Art

Cleaster Cotton Art

5.0 (4)
10 years in business

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Art lessons that bring out your own creative genius.

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Asheville, NC 28801
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4 Reviews


  • Cynde Allen

    Ms. Cotton is a master not only of materials, technique, and supporting artistic visioning, but also focuses on empowering learners of all ages, at every stage of the creative process. Participants in Ms. Cotton's classes leave inspired to create from a place within themselves that is nurtured and brought to light through her personal, unparalleled approach to arts education. It is truly a trans-formative experience to watch Ms. Cotton teach, or better yet, be the recipient of her dynamic teaching expertise.

  • Janet Hurley

    Cleaster's work with teens is warm, respectful, engaging, and both encouraging and unapologetic. For example, she invites participants into better painting skills as a means to better serve their vision. Too often, teaching artists don't have a handle on how to give feedback for this age group. The teens in our program were challenged and excited to be working with an artist who is walking her walk and so thoughtful about sharing her own process and inspirations. I also found Cleaster to be incredibly organized and prompt about the logistics of setting up and finishing out the residency .

  • Sarah Nie

    Her communication , warm and loving personality and professionalism. She has a special gift and an immense skill-set as well as a keen ability to collaborate with many individuals, in many different arenas. A constant joy to be around.

  • Cristal Rose Fox

    Ms. Cotton is a master artist as well as a master teacher. She empowers her students self-esteem while teaching them incredible lessons in art. Highly recommended.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process varies depending on the needs and experience of my students. Here is one method:

I share my artwork and my creative sensibilities with my students and we talk.

I provide my students with materials and supplies... and demonstrate a variety of art-making tools... and we communicate.

I support my students and guide them on an exciting journey as they discover their unique creative identity.

Thank you.

C. Cotton

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing depends on a variety of variables. The basic one-hour class starts at $55.

How did you get started teaching?

When I qualified and was accepted onto the Westchester Arts Council’s Artist Roster in 1998. I taught K12 as well as Professional Development to adults.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons